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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 28, 2011 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: And the winner is...

After much hand-wringing and the kind of indecision that can lead to a catatonic state if allowed to continue for too long, I decided to pull the trigger on 5/10/72, Amsterdam.

The deciding factor was that a friend was able to get me a copy of the 5/11/72 Dark Star in pretty high quality, so having that, I figured the epic "Other One" talked about so much from 5/10 was a nice companion piece.

Thanks also to the forumite who reminded me that today is CyberMonday so I saved 20% plus got the free shipping.

I again appreciate all the feedback from those who know the nuances of these shows so can drive you crazy trying to choose one show from the tour when the set lists are almost identical (yet, I realize the playing itself is of A+ quality and I consider 1972 to be the band's best, most consistent year second only to the glory that is 1977.)

For example, almost every show seems to have an NFA>GDTR>NFA sandwich, yet 5/11 is considered a stand-out (I've got a line on a copy of that as well; yet another reason I chose 5/10 to purchase.)

Happy listening to all!